Find access to community connections, counselling support and workplace support here.
Access information about getting help from mental health services in Powys here.
Access information about how to get help urgently here.
You can search for Voluntary Sector services on Powys infoengine, you can access this here.
You can access information about workplace support here.
‘Counselling and psychotherapy are umbrella terms that cover a range of talking therapies. They are delivered by trained practitioners who work with people over a short or long term to help them bring about effective change or enhance their wellbeing.’
How to find talking therapy or counselling in Powys
There are various routes to finding a counsellor or therapist in Powys.
The Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010 makes provision for counselling services via your local GP surgery. “The Measure will make sure that more services are available for your GP to refer you to if you have mental health problems such as anxiety or depression. These services, which may include for example counselling, stress and anxiety management, will either be at your GP practice or nearby so it will be easier to get to them.”
Read more here.
Counselling from the voluntary sector
Several of the mental health charities in Powys provide counselling sessions free of charge by appointment. These sessions may be provided by trainee counsellors. Contact your local mental health charity to find out more.
You can find the relevant links here.
U&I Counselling in Oswestry, also a voluntary organisation, provides a donation-paid-for counselling service, with a suggested minimum donation of £3 per session. Whilst based in England, they will take referrals, including self-referrals, from Powys. You can ring the organisation on 07530 448 000 or download a flyer here.
Counselling from the private sector
These counsellors charge a fee for their services. They often advertise in online counselling directories and/or have their own websites.
You can find counsellors in your local area by searching through the directories.
British Psychotherapy Foundation
The organisation can assist you in finding a therapist.
Counselling in Powys
On Powys Mental Health blog.
It’s Good to Talk
The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy online directory.
The UK Association for Humanistic Psychology Practitioners has an online directory of therapists.
Counselling further information
Finally receiving treatment – a personal view
We learn about one person’s journey to find talking therapies in Powys.
Introducing Mastermind – computerised CBT
We find out more from Powys teaching Health Board about a the Mastermind project.
Psychological Therapies – what’s happening about waiting lists in Mid and South Powys?
The latest on Mastermind – computerised CBT in Powys
An update in 2016.
Any organisation’s greatest assets are its staff and ensuring that your employees or colleagues are treated mindfully is an important part of keeping people safe and healthy while at work. A number of organisations promote a range of practices to help train and support employers as they achieve this goal.
Finding the right information at the right time can be very difficult and very time consuming. Mindful Employer aims to make that task a lot easier by having everything you need to know in one place. Whether you are an employee or line manager, you’ll find everything you need to support you on their pages here.
You’ll also find information about training to be a Mindful Employer here.
Healthy Working Wales
Healthy Working Wales is delivered in partnership by the Welsh Government, Public Health Wales, and Cardiff University, to support people in Wales return to work, and remain in work for longer by promoting health and wellbeing, a good work-life balance and healthy lifestyles to help reduce sickness and absence. You can find out more here.